Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm PST
don't know if you say it, but a day or two before the shooting in newtown there was a news report, a video security camera in new york where a guy walks off the subway takes three steps turns around pulls a gun out shoots a guy in the stomach. i don't know whether he lived or died. it was over a sporting argument, and that wasn't even a one day story. it was one of the most at sounding things i'd ever seen, so it's not just the gut-wrenching tragedy that we saw at newtown. we have to keep speaking out. it's every time the insanity interrupts our lives and ends lives, and so i'm going to keep talking. i'm -- the people in kentucky, again, every other member of the delegation in kentucky, you mentioned senator mcconnell. every other member of the federal delegation has an a rating from the n.r.a. it's very rare they hear anything different than that. it's incumbent on me as the only person who favors gun regulation in the state of kentucky to speak out to others here the other side of the story and i'm going to keep doing that. >> cenk: so that would appear to be somewhat of a politica
Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
shooting up walls in the center of the middle of the country, that's ok, but in newtown where one of the major financial companies that owned the rifle company then all of a sudden, they got to sell off the company and it's not ok. it's an interesting point that you're making. now when you go to governor cuomo, look, nationwide, it's really hard to stop this, you know the energy companies. they've bought off so many politicians. new york is supposed to be a liberal state solidly blue. do you have a chance with cuomo here to get the right decision? >> i think we do have a chance. obviously, it's a big fight. i think the gas industry is taking advantage of the faction that we're in session now proposing it as a solution to disentanglement to the middle east and creating more jobs. the truths is as bill clinton said in 2011, you can create more jobs based on the german bank research, insurance company, you can create actually exponentially more jobs by retrofitting and insulatedding old buildings and creating renewable energy economy like they have done in germany. they have 50% renewables.
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
in newtown connecticut. here is the president speaking first about his reflection of what happened there. >> obama: can we honestly say that we're doing enough to keep our children all of them, safe from harm? i've been reflecting on this the last few days. if we're honest with ourselves the answer is no. we're not doing enough. we will have to change. since i have been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them they must change. >> yeah, he's tolerated them for quite awhile, though. that guy has a lot of pretty words, and i don't know how much you and i agree or disagree, michael, i'll do a whole other block on it. he never does anything. he's an extraordinaryily weak politician. >> i would say that he's a good politician a weak legislator. >> cenk: that's what i mean in terms of policy. >> listen, the country has not come together around something like this. you know, i thought gabby giffords would do this. i wasn't waking up saying
Dec 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
. there has been republicans who come over. i thought when i heard about newtown, it made me think of birmingham alabama the church bombing, the dogs and hoses set on kids, that really changed the whole tone of the civil rights movement. don't you see that people are going to start coming over? are there any of your colleagues that are going to start coming over now because this has hit chirp? this is at a breaking point. forget the nra. >> well, i understand what you're saying. there was still resistence from those folks in the deep south in the civil rights. they got it passed, i don't know whether or not there is that type of relationship that could exist with the republicans in the house. i know they are going to be affected, but i think the nra is so strong. really while there was this resistence to segregation there wasn't necessarily a political powerful interest group that was out there for segregation like the nra. there wasn't anything on that side of it. the banality of it. they score you and tell their members what to do. they are, indeed afraid. there was a woman susan